The Faceless: Troubled Performance At The ‘Bay Area Death Fest’

The Faceless have once again generated controversy after the entire band walked out on the band’s mastermind Michael Keene earlier this year, due to his alleged heroin addiction.

Keene rebuild the group again with new members, but it things went a bit off the rails obviously during their show on June 10th, at the ‘Bay Area Death Fest‘ in Berkeley, CA. The Faceless were billed to perform their entire 2008 album “Planetary Duality”. According to fans who attended, that didn’t quite happen:

“I only had to wait around for 1.5 hours after TZP finished to be able to hear 50% of Planetary Duality played terribly. This is the third time in ONE year that I’ve been burned by The Faceless’ antics (no show at SS2017 Anaheim and set so terrible at SS2017 LA that Ken was throwing shade at Keene onstage).

I sincerely hope that someday everything is turned around and I and other fans can see The Faceless play live again, on time and well, but enough with the lame excuses. It was astounding to me how indignant Keene acted when told that they were far too late to play PD in it’s entirety, and then later offering the crowd to choose what songs to hear but then overturning the decision because “[I] like Ancient Covenant more.”

I mostly feel sorry for this round of musicians that have signed their reputations over to this band. They all seem like nice dudes and are extremely talented, but I guess they knew what they were getting into. RIP The Faceless.”

Fan-filmed footage of Keene struggling through a solo on that night can be sen below:

Comment The Faceless of the set:

“We had an awesome time last night at Bay Area Death Fest! Now we have a couple of shows with By the Thousands, and then Montebello Rockfest on Saturday!”

This says it all. #bayareadeathfest2018 #badf #noshow

Ein Beitrag geteilt von Arnold Hablewitz (@arnoldplaysguitar) am

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Watch: Protosequence’s Guitar Playthrough for “Parasitic”

PROTOSEQUENCE guitarists Kyle Hunter and Dylan Parker are offering a shred-a-thon with a new playthrough video for the band’s track “Parasitic” streaming below.

Drawing influence from acts like All Shall Perish, August Burns Red, and The Black Dahlia Murder, PROTOSEQUENCE root their music in technicality while layering emotional, yet gruff vocals weaved into every track. The band transitions seamlessly through djent riffs, grinding drums and groove elements, making their sound versatile and ever-changing. Their latest EP “Biophagous” was unleashed during August of 2017 to follow their 2016 debut “Schizophrene”.

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The Black Dahlia Murder & Whitechapel Special U.S. Tour With Fleshgod Apocalypse, Etc. Announced

The Black Dahlia Murder and Whitechapel will be co-headlining a special U.S. tour together this summer with Fleshgod Apocalypse, Aversions Crown and Shadow Of Intent supporting them. The Black Dahlia Murder will be performing their latest album “Nightbringers” in its entirety each night, while Whitechapel will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their album “This Is Exile” with full-album performances of it every night as well.

Dates for the above-mentioned tour are as follows:

06/08 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
06/09 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
06/10 Detroit, MI – St Andrews Hall
06/12 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
06/13 Rochester, NY – Funk N Waffles
06/14 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
06/15 New York, NY – Stage 48
06/16 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
06/17 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
06/19 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa Theatre
06/20 Jacksonville, NC – Tarheel
06/22 St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
06/23 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
06/24 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
06/26 Nashville, TN – Basement East
06/27 New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
06/28 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
06/29 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
06/30 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
07/02 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
07/03 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
07/05 Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
07/06 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
07/07 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
07/08 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
07/10 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
07/11 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
07/12 Sioux Falls, SD – Icon Lounge
07/13 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
07/14 Oshkosh, WI – Rock USA (The Black Dahlia Murder only)

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Inferi Premiere New Song “Behold the Bearer of Light” Feat. Trevor Strnad Of The Black Dahlia Murder

Inferi premiere a new song entitled “Behold the Bearer of Light”, taken from their upcoming new album “Revenant”, which comes out April 21 on The Artisan Era. The Black Dahlia Murder frontman Trevor Strnad lends some of his distinctive screams to it too.

Check out now “Behold the Bearer of Light” below.

Says Inferi guitarist Malcolm Pugh:

“This album was long overdue, but are all very proud of how ‘Revenant’ turned out as a whole. Our new lineup has really set the bar higher than we ever thought was possible for the sound we are trying to create, so this is by far the most mature album we have ever put together. Each song has its own character and as a whole, I think it will take listeners on a journey through some very interesting and energetic musical passages.”

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See The Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strnad Join Cannibal Corpse Onstage For “Stripped, Raped And Strangled”

The Black Dahlia Murder frontman Trevor Strnad joined current tourmates Cannibal Corpse onstage for their classic “Stripped, Raped And Strangled” during their show in Oslo, Norway this past Tuesday, February 13th. A clip of that pairing is streaming below.

Cannibal Corpse and The Black Dahlia Murder are currently touring Europe and the UK on this trek:

With No Return:

02/09 Hannover, GER – Musikzentrum
02/10 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega
02/11 Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
02/12 Stockholm, SWE – Klubben
02/13 Oslo, NOR – Parkteatret
02/15 Kolding, DEN – Godset
02/16 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
02/17 Geiselwind, GER – Music Hall
02/18 Bochum, GER – Matrix
02/20 Kassel, GER – 130bpm
02/21 Prague, CZE – Palac Aropolis
02/22 Bratislava, SLO – Majestic Music Club
02/23 Munich, GER – Backstage
02/24 Magdeburg, GER – Factory
02/25 Stuttgart, GER – im Wizemann

With In Arkadia:

02/27 Geneva, SWI – L’Usine
02/28 Milan, ITA – Live Club
03/01 Grenoble, FRA – Belle Electric
03/02 Toulouse, FRA – Le Metronum
03/03 Bilbao, SPA – Santana 27
03/04 Madrid, SPA – Penelope
03/06 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 2
03/07 St. Etienne, FRA – Le Fil
03/08 Caen, FRA – Cargo
03/09 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
03/10 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
03/11 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
03/13 Norwich, UK – Waterfront
03/14 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
03/15 Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
03/16 Bristol, UK – Bierkeller
03/17 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
03/18 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town

Cannibal Corpse only:

03/19 Dublin, IRE – Tivoli (no The Black Dahlia Murder)
03/20 Limerick, IRE – Dolan’s Warehouse (no The Black Dahlia Murder)
03/22 Belfast, IRE – Limelight 2 (no The Black Dahlia Murder)

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The Black Dahlia Murder Guitarist Brandon Ellis Premieres Debut Solo Track “No Escape” – 2018 Solo EP Planned

Guitarist Brandon Ellis (Arsis, Cannabis Corpse, and The Black Dahlia Murder) premieres a new song entitled “No Escape”, taken from his planned 2018 solo EP.

Check out now “No Escape” below.

No Escape by Brandon Ellis

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New Album “Death Revenge” Streaming In Full From Exhumed

California death/gore act Exhumed is streaming the entire new album “Death Revenge” in the player below. The album was just released this past Friday (October 13th) on CD, LP, deluxe LP with cassette, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital orders are available now via Relapse.com here and Bandcamp over here.

In support of “Death Revenge,” the band hits the road w/The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, Wormwitch in November and a headlining tour with Arkaik in mid-November/December. For dates and venues, head over to this location.

Check out the album here:

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Debut Album “Archaic Malevolence” Detailed By Infected Dead

From the rotten shores of the River Medway in Kent, Infected Dead has emerged to reveal details of the debut record “Archaic Malevolence,” which set for release December 8th via Hostile Media.

Six tracks of visceral death metal, brutal, catchy, influenced by subgenre leaders Aborted and The Black Dahlia Murder, as well as a love of the occult and Lovecraftian cosmic horror. The 5-piece has honed a razor-sharp sound, underlined by a trademark breakneck speed and intense live shows, which has been quickly turning heads in the U.K. underground. Pre-orders are available at this location.

Guitarist Alex Brown comments, “We are delighted to announce our union with Hostile Media for the release of our first offering. This year has been great for us and we’d like to thank them for their faith in what we do and for helping us step up to the next level. From the start of the writing process for ‘Archaic Malevolence’ it was always our intention to push ourselves. We wanted to enter uncharted territory and push the boundaries of what we could do technically and creatively. Inspired by modern day juggernauts such as Aborted, The Faceless, Nile and countless others we feel this release is the perfect balance of unrestrained brutality, infectious hooks and sinister melody from the grandiose title track to the crushing weight of ‘Invocation Of Unspeakable Gods’ this release was designed to grab you.”

“Archaic Malevolence” was produced, mixed and mastered by Wynter Prior, while Luciferium War Graphics was responsible for the epic artwork shown below.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Book Of Dead Names
2. Archaic Malevolence
3. Resurrectionist
4. Invocation Of Unspeakable Gods
5. Forced Existence
6. Samsara

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U.S. Headline Tour Announced By Exhumed

Gore metal maniacs Exhumed today announced a U.S. headlining tour set to commence November 15th and run through December 8th. Support will be provided by Arkaik. The trek will follow the band’s previously announced short run of live dates with The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, Decrepit Birth and more as well as a performance at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest on November 5th in San Bernardino, California. See confirmed dates below.

“We can’t wait to unleash a casket full of new tunes and old favorites on some maniacs,” issues frontman Matt Harvey. “It’s been too long since we rolled into your town, drank all your beer, and ripped your faces off. See you there, you filthy animals!”

Exhumed’s forthcoming full-length, “Death Revenge,” is set for release on October 13th on CD, LP, deluxe LP with cassette, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital orders are available via Relapse.com here and Bandcamp over here.

The band’s sixth full-length sees the gory carcass tread into ambitious new territory with the first conceptual album: a musical melodrama in thirteen parts based on shocking true events. “Death Revenge” takes place in the late 1820s in Edinburgh, Scotland and tells the macabre tale of a series of brutal murders where the victims’ cadavers were sold to anatomists, amid a grisly underground trade of grave-robbery.

Recorded with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Goatwhore, Eternal, Gruesome), “Death Revenge” takes the band’s signature gore-drenched, death metal mayhem to theatrical and ghastly new depths.

Tour dates are as follows:

Exhumed w/The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, Wormwitch:

11/01/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA [tickets]
11/02/2017 HIFI Music Hall – Eugene, OR [tickets]
11/03/2017 Vinyl at Hard Rock – Lake Tahoe, NV [tickets]
11/04/2017 Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA # [tickets]
11/05/2017 KnotFest – San Bernardino, CA **
11/06/2017 Club Red – Mesa, AZ [tickets]
# = No Suffocation
** no Necrot, Wormwitch

w/ Arkaik:

11/15/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
11/16/2017 The Garage – Ventura, CA
11/18/2017 Beauty Bar Las Vegas, NV
11/19/2017 Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
11/21/2017 Alamo City Music – San Antonio, TX
11/22/2017 White Oak – Houston, TX
11/24/2017 Club 529 – Atlanta, GA
11/25/2017 Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
11/26/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
11/27/2017 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
11/28/2017 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
11/29/2017 Sonia’s – Boston, MA
11/30/2017 Fuzebox – Albany, NY
12/01/2017 Buzzbin – Canton, OH
12/02/2017 Pike Room – Detroit, MI
12/03/2017 Northside Yacht – Cincinnati, OH
12/04/2017 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
12/05/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL
12/06/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
12/07/2017 Vaudeville Mews -Des Moines, IA
12/08/2017 89th Street – Oklahoma City, OK

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U.S. Headline Tour Announced By Exhumed

Gore metal maniacs Exhumed today announced a U.S. headlining tour set to commence November 15th and run through December 8th. Support will be provided by Arkaik. The trek will follow the band’s previously announced short run of live dates with The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, Decrepit Birth and more as well as a performance at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest on November 5th in San Bernardino, California. See confirmed dates below.

“We can’t wait to unleash a casket full of new tunes and old favorites on some maniacs,” issues frontman Matt Harvey. “It’s been too long since we rolled into your town, drank all your beer, and ripped your faces off. See you there, you filthy animals!”

Exhumed’s forthcoming full-length, “Death Revenge,” is set for release on October 13th on CD, LP, deluxe LP with cassette, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital orders are available via Relapse.com here and Bandcamp over here.

The band’s sixth full-length sees the gory carcass tread into ambitious new territory with the first conceptual album: a musical melodrama in thirteen parts based on shocking true events. “Death Revenge” takes place in the late 1820s in Edinburgh, Scotland and tells the macabre tale of a series of brutal murders where the victims’ cadavers were sold to anatomists, amid a grisly underground trade of grave-robbery.

Recorded with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Goatwhore, Eternal, Gruesome), “Death Revenge” takes the band’s signature gore-drenched, death metal mayhem to theatrical and ghastly new depths.

Tour dates are as follows:

Exhumed w/The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, Wormwitch:

11/01/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA [tickets]
11/02/2017 HIFI Music Hall – Eugene, OR [tickets]
11/03/2017 Vinyl at Hard Rock – Lake Tahoe, NV [tickets]
11/04/2017 Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA # [tickets]
11/05/2017 KnotFest – San Bernardino, CA **
11/06/2017 Club Red – Mesa, AZ [tickets]
# = No Suffocation
** no Necrot, Wormwitch

w/ Arkaik:

11/15/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
11/16/2017 The Garage – Ventura, CA
11/18/2017 Beauty Bar Las Vegas, NV
11/19/2017 Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
11/21/2017 Alamo City Music – San Antonio, TX
11/22/2017 White Oak – Houston, TX
11/24/2017 Club 529 – Atlanta, GA
11/25/2017 Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
11/26/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
11/27/2017 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
11/28/2017 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
11/29/2017 Sonia’s – Boston, MA
11/30/2017 Fuzebox – Albany, NY
12/01/2017 Buzzbin – Canton, OH
12/02/2017 Pike Room – Detroit, MI
12/03/2017 Northside Yacht – Cincinnati, OH
12/04/2017 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
12/05/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL
12/06/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
12/07/2017 Vaudeville Mews -Des Moines, IA
12/08/2017 89th Street – Oklahoma City, OK

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